Forthcoming Events for IALS (November & December)

These are the forthcoming events at IALS for November and December. Most events are free but advance booking is required. Events are also listed on the IALS Events Calendar at:   https://www.sas.ac.uk/events?institute_id=344

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The Institute continues to celebrate its 70th anniversary with a diverse series of events that examine the Institute's contribution to legal scholarship, showcase its research activities in areas of major current concern and highlight future developments. 

London Hamlyn Lecture: Improving Statutes

Wednesday 15 November 2017, 18.00-19.00

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This year's London Hamlyn Lecture is being given by Professor Andrew Burrows, Professor of the Law of England, University of Oxford.

How might we improve the quality of our statutes? In the third and final Hamlyn Lecture, and drawing on his experience of having been a Law Commissioner for England and Wales, a number of different avenues are explored. These include the style of statutory drafting, the role of Parliamentary Counsel, pre and post-legislative scrutiny, and the work of the Law Commission in respect of consolidation and statute law repeals. 

This event will focus on the implications posed by the increasingly significant role of artificial intelligence (AI) in society and the possible ways in which humans will co-exist with AI in future, particularly the impact that this interaction will have on our liberty, privacy, and agency. Will the benefits of AI only be achieved at the expense of these human rights and values? Do current laws, ethics, or technologies offer any guidance with respect to how we should navigate this future society?

Forthcoming Events

Mon 13 November 18:00 – 19:00
Annual Lord Renton Lecture - Statutory Interpretation: the Myth of Parliamentary Intent
Tue 14 November, 14:30 - 18:00
The Victims Directive: Practice makes perfect?
Tue 14 November, 17:30 - 19:30
Towards Establishing a Global Industries Ombudsman 

Wed 15 November, 18:00 - 19:00
Hamlyn Lecture: How might one improve the quality of our legislation?
Thu 16 November, 17:30 - 19:30
IALS Digital Launch
Fri 17 November, 09:30 - 17:30
Information Law and Policy Centre’s Annual Conference 2017 - Children and Digital Rights: Regulating Freedoms and Safeguards
Mon 20 November, 17:30 - 19:30
Co-existing with HAL 9000: Being Human in a World with AI 
Tue 21 November, 17:30 - 19:30
The IALS Contribution to Legal Scholarship - IALS@70
Fri 24 November 09:30 - 17:00
Socio-Legal Sources and Methods in Family and Social Welfare Law

Fri 24 November 18:00 – 19:30
Legal History Seminar - The Rise and Fall of the Reputed Ownership clause in Bankruptcy law
Sat 25 November, 10:00 - 16:00
How to get a PhD in Law: The PhD in law and research methods
Mon 27 November, 18:00 - 20:00             
Recognition and Mobility of UK Incorporated Companies after Brexit
Tue 28 November, 17:30 - 19:30
Constitutional Crisis or Constitutional Durability? A Case-study of the US

Wed 29 November, 12:15 -16:30
The Legal Education Research Networks Annual Showcasing Event

Thur 30 November, 12:30 - 13:30
Independent Regulators: Legal Form, Control and Accountability

Thur 30 November, 14:00 - 15:00
IALS PhD Masterclass
Fri 01 December, 10:00 - 19:00
IALS@70 & 20th anniversary of the Sir William Dale Centre for Legislative Studies
Legislative Aspects of Brexit
Wed 6 December, 16:30 - 18:00
70 Years Ago - How Universal Rights Were Being Made

Thu 12 December, 16:30 - 18:00
Mutual Recognition of Judicial Decisions and Confiscation Orders in Europe
Fri 15 December, 10:00 - 18:00
Contemporary Issues in Financial Markets Law and Company Law – National, International, European and Comparative Perspectives 
Fri 15 December, 18:00 -19:30
Legal History Seminar - Some early modern readings on usury